Odisha: Govt apathy forces man to carry daughter’s dead body on shoulder for 15 kms
In another shocking incident that took place in Odisha�s Angul district wherein a man on Wednesday was forced to carry his dead daughter on shoulder after failing to get a hearse van.
In another shocking incident that took place in Odisha’s Angul district wherein a man on Wednesday was forced to carry his dead daughter on shoulder after failing to get a hearse van.
The man, identified as Gati Dhibar, of Pechamundi village, walked around 15 kilometres carrying his five-year-old daughter, who died at the Palahada Community Health Centre (CHC) in Angul.
In last few months similar incident have surfaced which show poor health care system in the state and apathy of the state government in providing basic facilities.
Earlier in August a tribal man named Dina Manjhi along with his 12-year-old daughter walked around 10 km carrying his wife's body on his shoulder after he failed to get a vehicle to transport it from a government hospital in the backward district of Kalahandi.
On December 30, in Malkangiri district a couple faced apathy from ambulance drivers as they were forced to get off the ambulance after their seven-year-old daughter died while reaching the hospital. The couple then had to carry the body of their daughter Basra and walk towards their village.
Expressing grief over Gati Dhibar’s ordeal, Anil Kumar Samal, the District Collector of Angul, said an explanation has been sought from the SDMO and assured that appropriate action would be taken.
"Following dead body carrying incident in Palahada, the sub-collector visited the spot and spoke to the family members of the deceased. On the basis of the report, security guard and junior hospital manager has been suspended. We shall ensure nothing undignified happens with any dead body," Samal added.